Musical victory booming out of the speaker: A love letter to the competitive art of sound clash, a master class on live dub, and a thrilling 3 minute history of Jamaican reggae riddims, dancehall, and sound system culture brought to you by the same Subatomic Sound System lineup as on Lee “Scratch” Perry’s acclaimed “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” album. A hit live for many years on Subatomic tours, every selector needs a tune like this in their record box to let the competition know they are the boss! Recorded in New York City at Subatomic Sound and in Brooklyn at The Bridge Studio with Emch creating the past meets future dub riddim linking reggae and electronic music, Jamaican conga legend Larry McDonald on the rootical percussion, Troy Simms & Omar Little juxtaposing classic Jamaican horns lines against Ethiopian jazz solos, and Brooklyn via Kingston Jamaica singjay master Screechy Dan on the mic with his first rate chatting and vocal melodies. Produced, mixed, & mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in NYC & LA.
THE ARTISTS Spearheaded by producer, DJ, and instrumentalist Emch, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System is on the front lines of a dub music renaissance: founder of the US & Europe Dub Champions Festival, 9 years acting as the live touring band for legend Lee “Scratch” Perry, spearheading the 40th anniversary Super Ape tour for Dub Champions Festival, performances at Coachella, Red Bull Music Academy, Ableton Loop Berlin, Ozora and more; plus independently touring North America, Europe, and Asia, and for over 2 decades producing music ranging from classic roots dub to dancehall to dubstep all with a heavy NYC flavor.
THE SUBATOMIC SOUND LABEL Subatomic Sound specializes in limited releases that push the envelope of dub, reggae, & dancehall in the context of electronic bass music through forward sounding productions and unlikely collaborations with icons such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, David Lynch, Anthony B, Elephant Man, Ari Up of The Slits, as well as new school torchbearers like Dubblestandart, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Delhi Sultanate, Stereotyp and many more. Subatomic Sound actively produces events and founded the annual Dub Champions Festival running 7 years in the USA and Europe. Subatomic Sound Radio airs on Brooklyn Radio and for three years ran on KEXP’s Radio New York, 91.5FM broadcast which transmitted to a footprint of 11 million listeners.
Artist: AMJ Collective Title: Hard Rock (Dubs) Label: Astar Artes Recordings
AMJ new series 2020 Mixed by ROB SMITH
One stormy weekend in the autumn of 2018 AMJ went into Mwnci Studios deep in the Welsh countryside, braving driving rain, high winds, flooding and fallen trees to get there. Nice and cozy inside a great space, the band put down live 6 tracks in 2 days guided by producer Rob Smith. With his dub goggles on Rob has been mixing this new material over the last few months. Inspired by a great sound and the energy of the performances, Rob has come through with some very special mixes.
Across this year we’ll be releasing a series of singles as we roll out the tracks. These will be (very) limited edition vinyls cut by a dubplate specialist and also on digital.
Here come the first brace of dubs …. HARD ROCK Hunger Dub HARD ROCK No Matter Who You Are Dub
Limited edition 10” vinyl (a collectable 50 copies only) and download March 9th.
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And we now have exact order page: amjcollective.bandcamp.com/album/hard-rock-dubs-single
Keir Gilchrist spends his weekdays as the star of the Netflix dramedy “Atypical,” but on the weekends, he assumes another role—growling behind a mic with two bands, grindcore outfit Whelm and death metal group Phalanx.